Meditation Basics and the 4 Brahamaviharas
6 Sundays from 2:30 – 4:15 pm ~ March 26th to May 14th, 2017
(No classes on April 16th and April 30th.)
Have you wanted to work with your emotional states instead of struggling with them? Do you want to know how to deal with your stress skillfully? Have you wanted to be more focused in your daily tasks? If you answered yes to these questions, then mindfulness (vipassana) meditation and the brahma viharas are for you.
Meditation, at it’s essence, is learning to recognize the nature with our minds. When practiced with patience, we learn how to use our mind and senses with skill. As we develop our meditation “muscles” we live with more compassion & joy with ourselves and with the world at large.
Through this six session course with Allison Ulan, we will review the basics of mediation and then study in-depthly the 4 Brahmaviharas – the traditional meditation practices to develop emotional resilience and maturity. These meditations cultivate tranquility, open our understanding to the transitory nature of emotions and nurture a mind/heart that works skillfully with the life as it is.
The course program will include:
~ Meditation practices of the Brahmaviharas which are kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity.
~ Study of the Four Noble Truths and the Eight Fold Path,
~ Lectures on the various heart qualities essential for Mind/Heart Training,
~ Interactive themes played with in weekly discussions,
~ Cultivation of a daily mindful meditation practice and calm abiding practices,
~ learn techniques to understand and disarm stress,
~ and Mindful communication approaches.
Investment: $80 plus taxes for the six session course or one session drop in rate is $16 plus taxes
One work study position is available for people needing financial assistance to this course. Contact Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for the position.